Novato, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Novato, California - Basic Facts

The City of Novato had a population of 53,775 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Novato is located at latitude 38.1074 and longitude -122.5697 in Marin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Novato encompass a land area of 27.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Marin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Novato (GNIS ID: 2411283) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Novato is located within Novato CCD of Marin County.

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Novato, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 53,775
Population in Households 53,270
Population in Familes 42,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 505
Population Density2 1,960
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $92,139
Average Household Income $127,038
Per Capita Income $49,609


Total Housing Units 21,488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,481 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,242 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 765 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $820,220
Average Home Value $889,925


Total Households 20,723
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 13,739
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.38%
Households 0.26% 0.29%
Families 0.23% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Novato, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Novato to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 88th
Population Density # 612 60th
Diversity Index # 772 49th
Median Household Income # 274 82nd
Per Capita Income # 267 83rd

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